Question Bank- British Literature B. A. II Paper-III

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Introduction to Literary Criticism (Question Bank) B. A. III Sem. V

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B. A. II Opt. English (British Literature) Notes

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To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell (B. A. II Opt English)

  To His Coy Mistress  by Andrew Marvell Had we but world enough and time, This coyness, lady, were no crime. We would sit down, and think which way To walk, and pass our long love’s day. Thou by the Indian Ganges’ side Shouldst rubies find; I by the tide Of Humber would complain. I would Love you ten years before the flood, And you should, if you please, refuse Till the conversion of the Jews. My vegetable love should grow Vaster than empires and more slow; An hundred years should go to praise Thine eyes, and on thy forehead gaze; Two hundred to adore each breast, But thirty thousand to the rest; An age at least to every part, And the last age should show your heart. For, lady, you deserve this state, Nor would I love at lower rate.        But at my back I always hear Time’s wing├Ęd chariot hurrying near; And yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity. Thy beauty shall no more be found; Nor, in thy marble vault, shall sound My

The Soldier by Rupert Brooke (B. A. II)

The Soldier by Rupert Brooke About the Poet: Rupert Brooke , (born Aug. 3, 1887,  Rugby , Warwickshire, Eng.—died April 23, 1915,  Skyros , Greece), English poet, a wellborn, gifted, handsome youth whose early death in  World War I  contributed to his idealized image in the interwar period. His best-known work is the sonnet sequence  1914 .                                                           BORN August 3, 1887  Rugby ,  England                                                 DIED April 23, 1915 (aged 27)  Skyros ,  Greece At school at Rugby, where his father was a master, Brooke distinguished himself as a cricket and football (soccer) player as well as a scholar. At  King’s College , Cambridge, where he  matriculated  in 1906, he was prominent in the Fabian (Socialist) Society and attracted innumerable friends. He studied in Germany and traveled in Italy, but his favourite pastime was rambling in the countryside around the village of Grantchester, which he celebrated in a charmi

Features of Comedy of Manners- Notes (B. A. II)

 Features of Comedy of Manners  Introduction This genre refers to English Comedies written and performed in the Restoration Period from 1660 A.D. to 1710 A.D. It is also called as Restoration Comedy. It is an entertainment form which satirizes the manners and affections of social class or of multiple classes. A manner is a method in which everyday duties are performed. As compared to the tragedy of the Restoration Age, this genre achieved greater distinction and shame. It was the most characteristic product of Restoration Literature & reflects the spirit of the age more comprehensively than its prose and poetry. Dryden was the first to write Comedy of Manners with his Wild Gallant, which was a failure. He wrote several other Comedies of Manners also which were more successful. Features of Comedy of Manners 1. It depends upon the dramatists’ capacity to present the unemotional treatment of sex. 2. It is rich with wit and satire and gives the image of the time. 3. The her